Rosary High School (Aurora, Illinois)

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Rosary High School
901 North Edgelawn Drive
Aurora, Illinois, (Kane County) 60506
United States
Coordinates 41°46′30″N 88°21′30″W / 41.77500°N 88.35833°W / 41.77500; -88.35833Coordinates: 41°46′30″N 88°21′30″W / 41.77500°N 88.35833°W / 41.77500; -88.35833
Type Private, All-Female
Motto Veritas
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic;
Dominican Sisters
Established 1962
CEEB code 140182
Principal Sr. Ann Brummel
Grades 912
Enrollment 328 (2015-2016)
 • Grade 9 76
 • Grade 10 86
 • Grade 11 82
 • Grade 12 84
Average class size 17
Classes offered College Preparatory
Color(s) Royal Blue and White         
Slogan Empower Achieve Succeed
Athletics 13 teams
Athletics conference Suburban Christian Conference
Team name Royals/Beads
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Average ACT scores 26 average (Class of 2015)/ Top 50% = 30 average
Newspaper Veritas
Yearbook Exodus
Tuition $9,300
Athletic Director Mary Lou Kunold
Director of Advancement Adrienne Gilla
Director of Alumnae Sandra Galindo
Director of Communications Vicki Danklefsen

Rosary High School was established in 1962 by the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois as a private, all-girls, college-preparatory, Roman Catholic, high school located in Aurora, Illinois. It is ranked as one of the top private schools in the state of Illinois as students achieve on average 5 points higher on the ACT and 43 points higher on the SAT. In addition, Rosary offers 22 various clubs and organizations and 13 sports teams. There is a very high participation rate where 82% of the student body plays in sports with an average GPA of 3.47. Because many of the sports teams reach sectional and state finals, 12 NCAA scholarships are awarded on average each year. Currently, one of Rosary's swimmers, Alexis Yager, has qualified for the Olympic Trials in 3 events. The Beads, Rosary's swim team, has won the Illinois state swim title for six years (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2015, and 2016). The Beads have also been runner-up for the title four times (2000, 2003, 2004 and 2014) and have placed third four times (1999, 2001, 2010 and 2011).[2]


Rosary provides a rigorous college preparatory curriculum that teaches to the individual student. Graduation requirements: Rosary High School requires that each graduate complete 4 credits each in English and Theology, 3 credits in Mathematics, Science, and Social Science, 2 credits of a foreign language, 1 credit of physical education, 0.5 credits of Health, and 3.5 credits of electives. It is also one of the only high schools in the state to have a dedicated Student Success Center where students on a daily basis receive individualized tutoring. This ensures that students at all levels are able to be successful and excel through all subjects.

As a college preparatory school, 100% of students attend college. Rosary High School is an exceptional investment and value because students can earn up to 28 hours of college credit through dual-credit courses offered via Waubonsee Community College on Rosary's campus.[3] This saves parents approximately over $200,000 in college tuition each semester. In addition, graduates earn approximately $16 million in scholarships for college each year.

Rosary High School maintains a relationship with Marmion Academy, its brother school. There are many joint activities and social clubs between the two schools, though mostly musical groups such as the theatre programs and the marching band.

Students are required to complete 5 service hours per semester for a total of 10 service hours per year.


  1. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-28. 
  2. ^ RHS. "Rosary High School History". Retrieved 2007-05-11. 
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